30TH ANNUAL PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES FESTIVAL LINE-UP INCLUDING U.S. PREMIERE OF PERFECTOS DESCONOCIDOS (PERFECT STRANGERS)
The film opens in the U.S. on January 11th in select theaters
Palm Springs, CA (December 18, 2018) – The 30th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) has recently announced the complete line-up, including the U.S Premiere of Pantelion Films’ Perfectos Desconocidos (Perfect Strangers). The Festival will screen 223 films from 78 countries, including 48 premieres (4 World, 13 North American and 31 U.S.) from January 3-14, 2019. The line-up includes a focus on cinema from France, India and Mexico, Premieres, Talking Pictures, Book to Screen, Special Presentations, FLOS: Foreign Language Oscar Submissions, Gay!La, Local Spotlight, Modern Masters, True Stories, World Cinema Now, a 30-film retrospective of selections from past festivals (free screenings sponsored by Desert Care Network and National Endowment for the Arts), and more.
“I couldn’t be more excited to have the U.S. premiere of Perfectos Desconocidos at the Palm Springs International Film Festival this year,” said Director Manolo Caro. “It’s an honor to be able to represent Mexican cinema on a global scale as well as introduce our unique style of storytelling to broader audiences. Working alongside the cast and crew to bring this story to life has truly been a remarkable journey and I can’t thank the PSIFF team enough for giving us this opportunity to showcase all our hard work.”
PERFECTOS DESCONOCIDOS (PERFECT STRANGERS)
Release: January 11, 2019
Director: Manolo Caro
Based on the Screenplay by: Paolo Genovese
Produced by: Rafael Ley, María José Córdova, Rodrigo S. González, Manolo Caro
Cast: Cecilia Suárez, Bruno Bichir, Mariana Treviño, Manuel García Rulfo, Miguel Rodarte, Franky Martin, Ana Claudia Talancón, Camila Valero
SYNOPSIS: From Mexican auteur Manolo Caro (THE HOUSE OF FLOWERS) comes PERFECT STRANGERS (PERFECTOS DESCONOCIDOS), the electrifying story about a seemingly simple dinner. When a group of best friends get together during a lunar eclipse to share an intimate dinner in the tasteful house of Eva (Cecilia Suarez) and Antonio (Bruno Bichir), they suspect it’s just another typical night until the hostess proposes a game. All guests must lay their cell phones on the table and read aloud all incoming messages and answer all incoming phone calls in front of the entire group. What begins as a provocative party game quickly becomes a wild ride full of twists and “textual tension” in this electrifying over the top comedy about the secrets we all carry in our pockets.
The stellar ensemble cast includes Cecilia Suárez (“Overboard,” “The House of Flowers”), Manuel García-Rulfo (“Magnificent Seven,” “Murder in the Orient Express”), Mariana Treviño (“Overboard,” “Club de Cuervos”), Miguel Rodarte (Sundance winner “Time Share,” “Saving Private Perez”), Bruno Bichir (“Narcos,” “DC Comics Titans”), Ana Claudia Talancón (“Crime of Father Amaro,” “Fast Food Nation”) and Spanish newcomer Franky Martin. PERFECT STRANGERS is directed and adapted by Manolo Caro based on the original screenplay by Paolo Genovese.
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